It's important to cultivate and encourage open minds and healthy bodies. And it is at least as important to cultivate and encourage tender hearts in our little ones and in ourselves.
It's crucial to the quality of our national life and the strength of our democracy, however, that all colleges and universities help nurture citizen leaders. Embracing the Franklin Project can be a powerful means to that end.
While hiking in Muir woods a car suddenly drove off the road into a river. Immediately 3 separate groups of strangers stopped and began sprinting to the scene.
Happy 4th of July to all who celebrate, both home and overseas. Those with their loved ones and those without. Those dreaming about a better tomorrow and those fighting for it.
The time is now. I ask this Fourth of July, when grilling those hotdogs on the back porch or lighting fireworks, you take a moment to think about a course of action on how we can make this country better.
In 2012, I launched an organization that changed my life forever, called The Face of Cancer. At that time, I was 15 years old and unprepared for the adventure it would take me on.
Overused, misunderstood and mildly condescending, this phrase turns the idea of helping each other into a way to celebrate one's superiority for acting like the basic, decent human beings we're supposed to be.
The other day Stephanie Schriock, President of Emily's List, said running for office is the bravest thing anyone can do, especially when you don't meet the stereotype for being a candidate. Her words got me thinking about how bravery has manifested for me and for those I love. It made me think about how everyday acts of valor and fearlessness can change the world.
It could not be more inspiring to think about the scores of students who are throwing themselves into service anticipating, expecting, grasping, hoping and willing the world around them to change.
A few years ago I wrote a piece that has been rather widely circulated and, based on some of the comments I have seen, not too well understood. The p...
You don't have to be a biological parent to provide the wealth of benefits a male brings to a fatherless home. What's more, serving as a positive role model will likely give you at least as much satisfaction as it does the child you mentor if not more.
Chairman Kovner, President Polisi, most distinguished honorees, dedicated family, friends, faculty, and to EACH of the talented, ambitious, courageous...
Gen Y has already started paving the way for civic engagement in a way we've never experienced before. The Millennials Civic Health Index found that not only does this generation vote in large numbers, but their volunteering and community service rates are much higher than those in the 1970s and '80s.
Americans are lining up to serve, but too often lack the opportunities to do so. Between 2009 and 2011, applications for AmeriCorps positions jumped from approximately 360,000 to more than 582,000--a more than 60 percent increase in just two years.
Now's the time to change the stories that could be sabotaging you. It may seem unexpected or inconvenient, but the more you power others with your kindness, authenticity and inspiration, the more you'll be powered to accomplish your dreams.
Don't get me wrong. I have no beef with public servants, and I'm not looking for a referendum on bureaucrats. But, I do think we expect too much from government and too little from ourselves.